Mobile Open Data Application Development

Public data sources abound-- and can often reveal interesting and useful information for the consumer. In this session we'll take a look at the plethora of Open Data sources (both government and private) and uses those to rapidly prototype and build a complete application using HTML5, Javascript and the PhoneGap technologies. Quick and reliable methods for parsing complex data feeds and displaying them in a clear, concise manner for the user will be reviewed. Visualizing data on a map will also be demonstrated. Participants will be invited to code along with the instructor as they build a complete app using New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority data feeds, the leaflet.js map library and a few rapid application development techniques. This fast paced workshop is designed to allow participants to immediately leverage open data content to create dynamic mashup style applications.